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Royal Assassin Audiobook

Royal Assassin: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and when he returns to the court, he is thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal life.

With the king near death, and Fitz's only ally off on a seemingly hopeless quest, the throne itself is threatened.

Meanwhile, the treacherous Red Ship Raiders have renewed their attacks on the Six Duchies, slaughtering the inhabitants of entire seaside towns. In this time of great peril, it soon becomes clear that the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz's hands - and his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice.

©1999 Robin Hobb (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

“Hobb manages to create a kingdom that looks like a fairy tale but feels like the real world---which makes it almost impossible not to become immersed in Hobb's fantasy epic.” (Publishers Weekly)

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    BS2 01-20-16
    BS2 01-20-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Engaging, but frustrating story line."

    I keep waiting for something, anything good to happen for the main characters. After 2 books in I'm still waiting!

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    Nicole DeFerbrache 10-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful middle book!"

    How often is a middle book in a trilogy just filler? This one is not. It's substantial and just as powerful as the other two! Excellent series and reader.

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    Jean 10-02-15
    Jean 10-02-15
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    "Awesome"

    This is still one of my favourite authors. Enjoyed this audible book as much as I have the book.

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    maak 09-09-15
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    "Got a little tedious towards the end."

    I really liked the first book in the series. This one was good for a while then it just started getting old. It wasn't really bad. It just stopped being very entertaining. I'm not sure I will bother with the next book. The narration is good.

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    Thurloc 06-25-15
    Thurloc 06-25-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Very well written fantasy"

    I am enjoying the series immensely. Very well written and the Audio Book is well done.

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    Alex Chen Duarte, CA, US 05-27-15
    Alex Chen Duarte, CA, US 05-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow build interesting ending"

    The intrigue is thick in this one and the fitz is slammed from all angles. Really interesting to see the weird magic being teased out further.

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    Melanie Flynn Emmetsburg, Iowa USA 05-18-15
    Melanie Flynn Emmetsburg, Iowa USA 05-18-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Awesome reading!"

    What a masterful storytelling of this 2nd tale of the Assassin's Apprentice trilogy. Can't wait to start the next!!! Yes

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    Aaron Holt 05-04-15
    Aaron Holt 05-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Too much for my heart"

    Just so much too good I can't take it. I can not wait to read the next one. Thank you

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    JL24 04-22-15
    JL24 04-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    " Excellent, Once Again"

    This is a worthy successor to the Assassin's Apprentice as a story told of a young man growing amongst court intrigue of the Buck Keep Castle in the Six Dutchies. The story, told in first person, holds nothing back, as Fitz-Chivalry Farseer goes through some of the most trying trials a young man can endure. It is generous in its range of emotions and beautifully written. The second book in the first trilogy of a trilogy and series totalling 9 books, each one dynamic in terms of writing style, story telling, and exciting fantastic political drama. A great read is also a great listen. Highly recommended!

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    Cody Douglass Cerny 04-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Don't Do It"
    Would you try another book from Robin Hobb and/or Paul Boehmer?

    absolutely not


    Has Royal Assassin turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    How could the performance have been better?

    It was just OK


    What character would you cut from Royal Assassin?

    all of them


    Any additional comments?

    If I could return this book I would have.

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